Four Weeks Before:

We Take The Stress...You Take A Rest.

  • Hold a moving sale or donate all unwanted items.
  • Keep a list of items that you will need to replace.
  • Check with your insurance company to find out if your goods are covered during transit.
  • Start using foods and cleaning supplies that cannot be moved.
  • File a change of address at your local post office.
  • Get a copy of the IRS publication relevant to moving from the library. It will be easier to fill out now than when tax season rolls around.
  • Stock up on boxes and packing material.
  • Start packing items that you will not be using.

Two Weeks Before:

  • Arrange for local phone service.
  • Transfer your bank accounts and establish an account in your new location before the move
    if possible.
  • Transfer prescriptions and make sure you have an adequate supply of medications on hand.
  • Return any borrowed items and retrieve any loaned items.

One Week Before:

  • Start packing everything! As you pack begin to take inventory of your belongings.
  • Confirm any travel reservations.
  • Clean lawn mower and drain gas and oil from power equipment. Disconnect any spark plugs.

Two or Three Days Before:

We Take The Stress...You Take A Rest.

  • Disconnect and prepare major appliances for moving.
  • Finish up packing. Pack a box of items that you will need immediately at your new home.
  • Take down remaining curtains, blinds and shelves.
  • Do a thorough cleaning, including emptying and cleaning trash cans.
  • Call your Movers to Confirm their Arrival Time

Moving Day:

  • Leave a telephone number and forwarding address with a neighbor in case of emergency.
  • Make sure all lights and remaining appliances are turned off.
  • Take one last walk through the house and make sure everything has been packed.

More Tips:

For more tips and information from our packers and movers in Tampa Bay, we invite you to start following our informative Blog series. If you’re ready to schedule your move in the Tampa Bay area, don’t hesitate to call the premier local moving company, Less Stress Moving.